Vinayak Tanksale

Vinayak Tanksale

Instructor of Computer Science


Room:RB 373

M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 2001
B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Toledo, 1999


First Runner-up in the 2009 AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge
Considered for a National Emmy Award Nomination, June 2006 
Graduate Assistant Award for Outstanding Teaching. Purdue University. 2000 – 2001
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Computer Science, Purdue University. 2000 - 2001
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Computer Science, Purdue University. 1999 - 2000


  • iMedia– Inter-disciplinary project to develop interactive television and smart phone interfaces for delivering news, sports, entertainment, weather, and advertising information
  • Recipient of six Ball State Emerging Media Innovation Grants (  
    o Remote Elderly Monitoring System (Information and Communication Sciences) and Jane Ellery(Gerontology)
    o Interactive C-SPAN with Brandon Waite (Political Science)
    o Personal Residential Automation Network Kit with Mahesh Senagala (Architecture)
    o Wi-Fi and Bluetooth based location detection system with Paul Buis (Computer Science)
    o Educational Games for iPhone with Jay Bagga (Computer Science)
    o iMedia (listed above)
  •  Developed a multi-touch Microsoft Surface interface to showcase history of Ball State University using maps and photographs
  • Developed SMS based weather forecast and severe weather notification system
  • Lead software developer on the university’s Viewing+ Initiative (industry supported design, development, and research of interactive television applications) (
  • Center for Media Design Faculty Fellow
  • Software Engineering Research Center (SERC) grants
    o Software Vulnerability Assessment for the US Army Research Lab
    o Integrated Virtual Collaboration Environment for Rockwell Collins
    o Designs Metrics for Ontario Systems
  • Developed a comprehensive web based management system for the Nielsen CRE funded Video Consumer Mapping Study
  • Recipient of Discovery grant to develop the digital forensics course that is now an integral part of the Criminal Justice department’s Digital Forensics minor

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